What's it like to be a Human Resources Officer?
As a Human Resources (HR) Officer your main role is to help manage people across a wide range of areas to ensure the wellbeing of all employees and foster effective workplace relations. Human Resources Officers assist the Human Resources Manager and wider team with tasks such as recruitment and hiring, employee performance, remuneration and rewards, training and inductions, employee relations, and workplace health and safety.
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How to become a Human Resources Officer
- Complete a relevant VET qualification, such as a Certificate IV in Human Resource Management (BSB40420) or Diploma of Human Resources (BSB50320). Alternatively, a degree such as a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) may open up a broader range of career options.
- Gain industry experience. This could be in the form of an internship while studying, or an entry-level position in human resources after you graduate.
- After becoming an experienced Human Resources Officer, consider upskilling for a senior role through postgraduate study. This could be a Master of Human Resource Management or Master of Business Administration.
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